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One Miner Killed And Two Injured As Abimbo Goldmine In Siaya Collapses

A village in Abimbo in Siaya County yesterday mourned the death of their own after the walls of a goldmine they were working in with his two colleagues craved in and buried them alive.

The deceased was identified as William Otieno a 40-year-old and his two colleagues were Peter Okwako and James Ojwaka. The incident took place yesterday Sunday afternoon.

The area local administrator identified as Patrick Obilo said the three were rescued by their accomplices who working out but unfortunately one succumbed and two were admitted at Bondo Sub-County Hospital.

The tragedy comes just few months after the mining took away some six souls in the recent past.

Locals have admant in the refusal to abandon the place citing its rich minerals ores. The deceased was moved to Bondo District hospital mortuary.

Gold mining has been going on in the area for a very long time now. To some it is the only source of livelihood and on the fateful day two people narrowly escaped death.

It took swift action by their colleagues to rescue them from the jaws of death. The chairman of the gold mining in the area has asked the county government to provide the miners with proper mining equipment to avoid such incidents in future.

Meanwhile the miners have been advised to suspend mining activities in the area as the soil is weakened following the heavy rains that is currently heating the area in the recent days.

Police are conducting investigations into the alleged incident to establish the motive behind the yesterday's accident.

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Abimbo Bondo District Patrick Obilo Siaya County William Otieno

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